Bioscientists use mixed-reality headset, custom software to measure vegetation in the field

A lab that specializes in applying data science to the study of conservation biology has created an open-source app to harvest field data from Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed-reality headset. The app allows researchers to gather data as they walk and look at vegetation. Spatial data is displayed on the HoloLens screen in real time and can be stored for later analysis.